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Google to replenish 20% more water than it uses by 2030
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Google to replenish 20% more water than it uses by 2030

"'We are pledging to a water stewardship target to replenish more water than we consume by 2030 and support water security in communities where we operate,' Google Chief Sustainability Officer Kate Brandt wrote in a blog post. 'This means Google will replenish 120% of the water we consume, on average, across our offices and data centers.'"

A new climate venture capital fund with big-name backers
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A new climate venture capital fund with big-name backers

Ben Geman of Axios reports on a new climate venture capital fund. “Earthshot’s ties to Hawaii- and Alaska-based organizations will ‘bring real-world experience and insight deploying technologies in communities on the front lines of climate change,’ the announcement states.” Read the full article here.

How some restaurants are taking out single-use takeout containers
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How some restaurants are taking out single-use takeout containers

"Dispatch Goods also picks up containers, which can be used hundreds of times, from individuals’ home or work addresses. During the checkout process, customers are autoscheduled for the collection day in their neighborhood. Dispatch Goods groups collections by neighborhood to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with its logistics activities."

Chevron Technology Ventures and Piva Capital Back Malta to Meet the Growing Demand for Long-Duration Energy Storage
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Chevron Technology Ventures and Piva Capital Back Malta to Meet the Growing Demand for Long-Duration Energy Storage

BusinessWire reports that Chevron Technology Ventures and Piva Capital have financially backed Malta. “Malta Inc., a pioneer in long-duration energy storage, today announced that Chevron Technology Ventures and Piva Capital have joined Proman, Alfa Laval, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and Dustin Moskovitz in its oversubscribed Series B financing, increasing the round to over $60 million. The...

Solar Power Booms in Georgia, Where It Isn’t Mandated
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Solar Power Booms in Georgia, Where It Isn’t Mandated

"The state went from having virtually no solar industry a decade ago to ranking ninth nationwide in installed solar capacity this year, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Solar has flourished in Georgia as tech companies such as Facebook Inc. FB 1.11% look to locate facilities near cheap renewable-energy sources and rural communities turn to solar farms to create tax revenues and jobs."

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